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    can I quote what Bob Hope once said in response to that question, of "Which God do you believe in?"



    His answer was: "I believe in all of them. I figure, why ruin your chances of going to Heaven, because you believed in the wrong 'One'?"

    Now that, is a wise man.

    You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
    They called me the hyacinth girl.
    Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
    Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
    Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
    Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
    Looking into the heart of light, the silence.

    --T.S Eliot, The Wasteland

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    You could kill yourself.
    You could embrace it and live a live of nihilistic hedonism.
    You could look for a point.
    You could make up a point.
    You could mope.
    Probably there are many other things you can do.
    I like to eat chocolate.
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    I don't get it.

    Why does there have to be a point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Ones belief or disbelief in something does not change the Reality, the Truth.

    You not believing will only lead you to be in darkness, wandering between the valleys of confusion. Lucky if for short time, unlucky if till your death. At death, we shall soon come to know the Reality. Then it would be too late!!
    *shrugs*

    So be it I say. If you need a point in which to live your life around go for it. I don't. I exist and thats all there is to it for me.

    We exist in a world where the fear of illusion is real
    And we cling to the past to deny and confuse the ideal
    Once inside, we can conceive and believe in a god we can't feel
    I can't feel it
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    I don't want it, I just need it, to breathe, to feel, to know I'm alive.

    Never take life to seriously.. No one gets out alive in the end anyway.

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    what to do when life is known to be pointless?

    I've always wondered why those who beleive in no higher purpose don't just live thier lives for the sake of thier own pleasure- if you don't beleive that you can get sent to hell or reincarnated as a snail in a salt mine, why bother being good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I've always wondered why those who beleive in no higher purpose don't just live thier lives for the sake of thier own pleasure- if you don't beleive that you can get sent to hell or reincarnated as a snail in a salt mine, why bother being good?
    Well.. "being" good isn't very important to atheists. Doing most things because they will benefit the person in some way, and not doing "bad" things because they are inhumane and cruel.. There is no thought of an afterlife, and yet, there is still a strong urge to be a good person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I like to eat chocolate.
    I approve! Mightn't that fall under hedonism, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I approve! Mightn't that fall under hedonism, though?
    If the aforementioned chocolate is a good, dark one, and paired with an excellent Cabernet, then, i think hedonism turns into heaven.
    You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
    They called me the hyacinth girl.
    Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
    Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
    Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
    Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
    Looking into the heart of light, the silence.

    --T.S Eliot, The Wasteland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezra View Post
    What do you do when you suddenly realise that your existence is completely pointless? Quite simply, you live for a higher ideal. I had one of those moments today in the shower; I thought "what the hell; there is no point to life". Then I tried to come up with a solution. That was it; you live for something greater than your own preservation. Be it justice, helping the helpless, spreading the truth or giving people joy and happiness. It's the way you feel truly satisfied as a human being.
    I don't mean to sound trite and truly mean this... the answers are in "Its a Wonderful World"... the best one is the old one with Jimmy Stewart. I don't think any of us really realizes how many and in how many ways we touch the lives of others. I don't know if you're spiritual or not but I am and I also strongly believe in nature. If the answer does not lie in our impact on others, there would only be one of us here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I approve! Mightn't that fall under hedonism, though?
    Some pleasures transcend pure hedonism, especially if it's dark chocolate.
    (As elfie says, chocolate + a sweet bouquet is blissfully and heavenly gay.)

    ...Now, if it were cheap fake chocolate, sure... that's hedonism... sorta like drinking Maddog out of a paper bag on the street.
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